Dimitrije Golubovic

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Born23 April 1800
Pančevo, Habsburg Monarchy
Died23 July 1880
Pančevo, Austria-Hungary
  • Merchant
  • Patron of the arts
  • Philanthropist

Dimitrije Golubović (Serbian Cyrillic: Димитрије Голубовић; Pančevo, Habsburg Monarchy, 23 April 1800 - Pančevo, Austria-Hungary, 23 July 1880) was a Serbian merchant, patron of the arts, and philanthropist.


He was born in Pančevo on the Feast of St. George, his father's name was Stevan who was a teacher, and his mother Pelagia. [1] Dimitrije often assisted his father in his teaching work, and he himself aspired to become a teacher as well. However, his father wanted Dimitrije to become a merchant, so after graduating from the Trade School in Pančevo, Dimitrije spent some time in Upper Hungary and Debrecen, and after returning to his hometown, he opened his own shop.[1]

Dimitrije was a benefactor and humanitarian and one of the first people to understand the importance of educating girls and women. In addition to smaller legacies, he bequeathed 25,000 florin to the Girls' Grande école in Pančevo and wrote:

Knowing that well-educated mothers are one of the main conditions for the mental and material advancement of every nation, and seeing that little has been done in our poor nation to educate women, I leave twenty-five thousand florin to the Serbian Grande école.

The fund was accepted and passed by the Serbian National Assembly and sanctioned by the Apostolic Majesty, decrees were established in Pančevo.[1]

This fund was called the Dimitrije Golubović Foundation, and the guardian was the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Dimitrije Golubović died in Pančevo on 23 July 1880.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Cite book|title=Знаменити Срби XIX века III том|last=Уредник Гавриловић|first=Андра|publisher=Наклада и штампа Српске штампарије|year=1904|isbn=|location=Загреб|pages=80

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